Bagels and Breakthroughs: Making Cancer History® Symposium Delivers
Feb. 5 Educational Event at Kravis Center Is Free, Open to Public
MD Anderson News Release 01/26/11
Floridians will hear the latest news in cutting-edge cancer research and patient care at a Feb. 5 educational symposium in West Palm Beach, courtesy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The event, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., begins at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet. The morning's presentations begin at nine. On the agenda are:
- John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of MD Anderson
- Thomas A. Buchholz, M.D., of the Department of Radiation Oncology
- Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, M.D., of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology
Drs. Mendelsohn, Buchholz and Gonzalez-Angulo will answer questions from the audience before the two-hour program's conclusion.
Celebrating nearly seven decades of Making Cancer History®, MD Anderson is one of the world's most-respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. Since opening day in March 1944, nearly 800,000 people have registered at MD Anderson. During Fiscal Year 2010, the institution provided cancer care for more than 105,000 patients. About one-third of patients come to MD Anderson from outside Texas, including more than 1,160 new patients from Florida who sought diagnostic, treatment or prevention services in FY2010. Nearly 10,000 patients participated in clinical trials at MD Anderson exploring novel therapies and diagnostic tests in FY2010, making it the largest such program in the nation. The institution receives more peer-reviewed National Cancer Institute research grants than any other academic institution in the United States.
Admission to the symposium is free to the public, though seating is limited. To register, call (866) 262-9029 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 01/26/11